5 Ways to Modernize Your Home Exterior

An updated and modern exterior can increase the curb appeal and potentially the value of your home. Whether you’re looking to make a significant change or a quick upgrade, you can add a modern touch in a variety of ways. From updating the color scheme to incorporating smart technology, here are five ways to modernize your home exterior:

1. Update the Color Scheme

Refresh your home exterior with a modern color palette such as dark gray, white, or black. Add crisp white trim for a streamlined look, and use a bold contrasting color for your front door. Use the Alside Visualizer to experiment with siding color trends

2. Replace Your Siding 

Clean lines and mixed materials are characteristics of many contemporary homes. If you need to replace your siding, use a profile and trim to emphasize the lines on your home. Add contrast with natural wooden elements. Alternatively, use a siding that can mimic wood grain such as composite cladding or modern vinyl siding with an authentic wood finish. 

3. Make Energy-Efficient Upgrades 

Energy-efficient upgrades can help modernize your home while saving you money on heating and cooling costs. If you plan to purchase energy-efficient windows and doors, invest in an insulated glass package for greater performance. Consider products backed by the ENERGY STAR label to help with your decision.

4. Refresh the Landscaping

Add modern landscaping elements such as rock gardens and drought-tolerant vegetation. Create an outdoor living space with contemporary furnishings around a firepit or on a deck or patio. Landscape lighting can give your entryway an instant facelift and enhance security. Illuminate your home with modern LED sconces or pendant lights. 

5. Incorporate Smart Technology

Add ease and convenience with modern technology. Install smart home features on your exterior. Control security cameras, entrance systems and lighting from your phone or tablet, even when you’re not at home.